The Flora and Fauna of Puerto Morelos.
Puerto Morelos is the most important fishing port of Quintana Roo, located in the municipality of Benito Juárez 36km and 25 minutes from Cancun.
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The Flora of Puerto Morelos
It is made up of low forest and mangrove. In addition to that if you do the snorkeling or diving activity you will be able to observe the reef and the diversity of marine flora.
An ideal place to enjoy the magic and beauty of nature is the Route of the Cenotes in Puerto Morelos, where you can find cenotes that feed on underground currents and rivers; You can cherish the flora while swirling days of fun in the refreshing freshwater.
Some of the most popular cenotes are: Siete Bocas, El Jardín del Eden, Las Mojarras, Boca del Puma and Verde Lucero.
You can also find an ecological park called Jungle, great to spend a full day of fun, fly through the skies on 2 different types of zip lines, drive ATV’s, and cool off in the cenote.
Another place, which you must visit to know the flora of the region is the Botanical Garden Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marín, which has 65 hectares of jungle, and trails where you will find medicinal plants, ferns, epiphytes, ornamentals, cacti, endemic to the area and more.
The fauna of Puerto Morelos
You can find in this area mainly are spider monkeys, ocelots, boas, crocodiles, and diversity of marine species that inhabit the reef such as: colorful fish, turtles, rays, starfish that rest on the soft white sand, among other species.
If you want to know more about the flora and fauna we suggest you visit the Croco Cun Zoo, located 2 km from Puerto Morelos.
Where you can get to know the farm and interactive crocodile zoo, as well as find various species.
Croco Cun has a conservation program of species and educates tourists who visit it in the importance of taking care of our environment.
Puerto Morelos is internationally known for its Reef National Park, the second-largest in the world after the barrier reef in Australia.
Located 500 meters from the beach, and characterized by being the ideal place to appreciate the majestic marine flora and fauna when diving, snorkeling, and windsurfing.
As you can see Puerto Morelos has a lot to know and is rich in biodiversity of the Flora and Fauna of the Region.
You can not miss visiting this paradise and taking the holiday you have long hoped for in the year.
Enjoy everything Puerto Morelos has for you, and stay at Casa del Puerto Hotel, where you can relax, enjoy the Caribbean Sea and delight delicious dishes.